Organizers at the Republican National Convention are touting this as the "Convention Without Walls," hoping to make the experience open and accessible even if you aren't in Tampa.
"I definitely think social media is a growing phenomenon in elections," said Erik Jacobs, a volunteer with the PA delegation.
There are mobile and Facebook apps right at your fingertips and inside the Tampa Convention Center the Google media lounge, a virtual command headquarters where you can tweet, post and share. You might even see your words right up on the stage.
Beyond the RNC, social media has its place in politics.
"Twitter, Facebook, all very important but at the same time the campaigns are using it for nuanced messaging and they are also using it as a great way to find and reach and tap new donors for fundraising," said Jacobs.
Jacobs said he's been too busy this week to do much tweeting, but said he uses it at home to find fellow young Republicans.
"At least on the college scene it's a really fantastic opportunity to find people who might not have known about our group and to get them involved for camp, volunteering, all that type of thing."